The answer seems to be yes. It is believed that weight gain and an aging population are factors.
On the news any given day, we hear that people are generally larger today than in years past. With the focus on nutrition and health starting at a younger age, children are taller and larger today than they were at the same age years ago. Naturally this leads to wider, larger feet.
Can being overweight make your feet wider? Doctors agree that the more pressure your feet must accommodate, the more your feet will splay or stretch out. Over time, your feet stay in this larger position.
Additionally, aging plays a role in the width of your feet. As your ligaments and tissue begin to weaken, your feet become wider. read more